Pat is from Springfield, Illinois. She is currently the Executive Director for the Illinois Farmers Market Association. She has over 30 years experience in State Public Administration, 16 of which she served as the Senior Public Administrator for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and overseeing the WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Programs. Pat’s accomplishments include driving policy and programmatic activities, creating successful marketing and communication projects, and organizing training and educational opportunities. Pat has a passion for creating better systems for local farmers to better reach consumers. Recently named Chairman of the Illinois Farmer’s Market Task Force, Pat is committed to create less confusing, more uniform, better streamline, and less burdensome statewide regulations affecting farmer’s markets.